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Overseas (1990)

Outremer (original title)
In French Algeria, after WWII, three daughters of wealthy settlers begin their adult lives. Zon marries an often absent sailor. Malene's husband, Gildas, refuses to work in the farm, so she... See full summary »

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Brigitte Roüan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Garcia ... Zon
Marianne Basler Marianne Basler ... Gritte
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... Malène
Philippe Galland Philippe Galland ... Paul
Yann Dedet Yann Dedet ... Gildas
Bruno Todeschini ... Maxime
Pierre Doris Pierre Doris ... Oncle Alban
Monique Mélinand Monique Mélinand ... Tante Léonie
Coralie Seyrig Coralie Seyrig ... Martine
Jean-Louis Tribes Jean-Louis Tribes ... Olivier
Jean-Claude de Goros Jean-Claude de Goros ... Roger Lopez, le régisseur
Georges Fricker Georges Fricker ... Antoine Pelissier
Jean-Marie Marion Jean-Marie Marion ... Le danseur de paso
Silvana de Faria Silvana de Faria ... La femme de Maxime
Zappy Max Zappy Max ... Le père
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In French Algeria, after WWII, three daughters of wealthy settlers begin their adult lives. Zon marries an often absent sailor. Malene's husband, Gildas, refuses to work in the farm, so she has to take care of everything. Gritte, the youngest, does not want to marry and is a nurse for the natives. We will follow their three different destinies. Written by Yepok

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Overseas See more »

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Gross USA:

$244,513
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Mono

Color:

Color
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French to the core!
25 June 2000 | by Reb9See all my reviews

A rather show film about people who are not very likeable, but whose lives have interest and value. Through flash back the stories of three sisters are told; each different, each with both good and bad qualities, but each very real and very human. Of particular interest is the colonialist point of view relative the the Algerian war. These people do not consider that they are interlopers. The sisters were born there -- it is their home. In historic context France was a corrupt colonial power but this is a story on more human terms not terribly interested in geo political lessons. This is a film that will require that the viewer think. If you are a car chase, blow-em-up, blood spattered on the wall junkie, save your time and money. Don't rent this one. That way you won't have to turn your head on.


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